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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 289–298.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Mitchum Huehls Contemporary Drift: Genre, Historicism, and the Problem of the Present , by Martin Theodore . New York : Columbia University Press , 2017 . 250 pages. Minor Characters Have Their Day: Genre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace , by Rosen Jeremy . New...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 283–304.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Aleksandr Prigozhin This essay demonstrates the centrality of impersonal intimacy to Virginia Woolf’s modernist poetics. In contrast to the major forms of intimacy—marriage, friendship, and family—the “minor” intimacies to which Woolf attends generate a sense of significant relation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., sites, experiences have become broadly representative of that social moment itself” and “have built a normative narrative for immigrants across the board” (7). This argument, while stressing the needed inclusion of minorities in the forma­ tion of modern American identity, tends to become...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... that would bring together urban professional and minority (especially African American and Mexican American) voters. The War on Poverty, which brought idealistic young professionals into poor communities, while also helping select members of 456 Cockroach Dreams: Oscar Zeta Acosta, Legal Services...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2022
... authoritarianism, Jim Crow structures of oppression in the United States, and fascism in Greece (1939–45) and Francoist Spain (1967–74). By translating poets from a range of so-called minor literatures, including Ovidio Martins and Gabriel Morano (Cape Verde), Zoltan Zelk (Hungary), Yeghishe Charents (Armenia...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 147–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
... racialization—what the novel calls a “third thing”—to the legacy of US imperialism in Asia, offering along the way an entirely different origin story for the model minority. American empire building in Asia, alongside previous colonial hierarchies and Cold War exigencies, secures the apparent “success...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
.... Lewis’s The American Adam (1955), and Leo Marx’s The Machine in the Garden (1964), and it continues to be reproduced in present-day America. But the continuing struggles of and among minority groups to become socially white and the perpetual social and economic marginality of African Americans point...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 119–127.
Published: 01 March 2014
... explores the end, or future, of this period of collaboration and competition in the two closing chapters of Commonwealth of Letters. Chapter Seven, which I will discuss in more detail later, covers Jean Rhys’s transformation from a minor interwar modernist into a major postcolonial artist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 43–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
... irresponsible, and available not only to artists or to exceptional people in whatever discipline. Those emerging from the ivory tower are better prepared, Forster believes, to engage the complexity of life and art; while celebrating appreciators who become in their “minor way an artist,” as he would...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... presumed close relation to the natural world aroused eco- critical interest from the beginning, no other American minority litera- tures or cultural traditions outside the United States or Britain attracted much attention in a field that in its own way was as steadfastly committed to the centrality...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 385–391.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of self-legitimating practices among the carriers of the modernist sensibility” (11). Having resolved not to define modernism, Livak proposes that we see it as a cultural community, one of three “minority cultures of modernity” (8–9) in Russia (the other two are the traditional intelligentsia...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 472–493.
Published: 01 December 2003
... domestic assumptions about women. She is a serious literary aspirant to a line dominated by men. In this aspiring, Smith poses as a minor poet. She pretends to be a “doodler” of words, and when she does use the poetry of the past, as Ali­ son Light notes, she often puts forward what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2001
.... A socialist and activist sym­ pathetic to black radical politics in the 1960s and 70s, Dhondy has al­ ways seen his intellectual life and politics in terms of speaking to the cause of all minorities, not just South Asians. His recent biography/mem­ oir of C. L. R. James certainly attests to his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 345–370.
Published: 01 September 2007
... and consolidating power abroad. For Asian American authors in the late twentieth century, such a nar­ rative expectation o f reconciliation— between aggrieved minority and the nation-state that has so often been the source o f racial grief—has m eant that their characters could easily become...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 254–259.
Published: 01 June 2010
... own as a cultural movement” not least with the “estab- lishment of three significant centers of Yiddish  research in the cities of Vilna, Kiev, and Minsk” (47). He argues that while the 1905 revolution “delivered few tangible political freedoms to Russia’s ethnic minorities,” it produced...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 378–384.
Published: 01 September 2005
...” (101). In this respect they occupy a more self-conscious version o f the position held by two other groups Lee discusses: Asian Americans, whose status as model minorities affirms notions of black and Latino inferiority, and members of the Afri­ can American middle class, whose upward...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 385–390.
Published: 01 September 2005
... on the politics of silence for minorities in the US, invoking Audre Lourde and Tillie Olsen at the outset and briefly bringing together re­ spected commentators on various kinds of institutional silence, including the erasure of African American history, the invisibility of Asian Americans...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 189–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., other than the abstract designa- tion which may be disputed? The temporary solution Nash adopts is to link these representa- tions based on four common narrative tropes that he explores in four separate chapters: the trope of Muslims as a migrant minority in Brit- ain, that of Muslims...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Culture, in which he argues that “the fractured subject” that many critics identify as a hallmark of postmodern culture “has long formed a staple element of minority literatures” (Dubey 21), Madhu Dubey’s 2003 study Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism demonstrates how anti-realist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 67–73.
Published: 01 March 2007
... resembling) English monolingualism. In emigrating from Europe to the United States, Jews, in marked contrast with most of the southern and middle European groups who arrived around the same time, did not go from being a linguistic national majority to a linguistic minority...